Why would he fake an illness to cover up another injury? What benefit could it possibly have to do this??
I agree it makes little sense. I assume he really has a stomach virus. Hopefully this will heal quickly.
This cancellation means he will go more than six months without a match. Last one was June 29th. Next will be December 31th at the earliest. That's a long gap. He really needs Doha if he wants to be prepared for AO.